City Breaks to Brussels for 2016/2017
Discover more about the city that has fast become one of the most popular spots in Europe for short breaks and weekend getaways. The capital of Belgium is easy to get to from the UK thanks to a large number of cheap flights and fast trains running out of London. Short journey times mean a cheap city break in Brussels is simple to organise and you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied during your stay.
No matter whether it’s the amazing beers, the thought of Belgian waffles, the divine chocolate shops, or the stunning and diverse architecture that attracts you to the city, it won’t take you long to feel at home in Brussels. If you have a love of fine food and relaxed cafe culture, then a metropolitan city break here will certainly suit you down to the ground.
Try and find time to admire the 17th century buildings of La Grand-Place - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is in the heart of the city. The Atomium, a structure of giant tubes and steel balls built for the 1958 World Exhibition, is one of the most popular attractions in the city and looks particularly impressive at night when illuminated by close to 3,000 lights. Also try and fit in a trip to Bozar during your Brussels city break. It was built as a centre for culture and the arts in 1928 by the architect and designer Victor Horta and is well worth a visit.
As you would expect from a well-established European short city break destination, there is a wide variety of accommodation options available in Brussels to suit all budgets and tastes.
Booking a last minute city break to Brussels is simple when you get in touch with the team at Co-operative Travel - and no matter whether you are looking for a cheap city break deal to Brussels or something a little more luxurious, our experienced travel advisors will be able to lend a helping hand.
Booking Ahead – Brussels City Breaks 2017/2018
If you’re looking to save money, then why not book ahead? Great holiday deals and packages are now available for city breaks to Brussels in 2017/2018.
Booking ahead for your 2017/2018 city break to Brussels has many advantages - especially for families who are looking to save money. Parents can book holidays in advance so they can reserve the time off forthcoming school half term and summer holidays.
Book an all-inclusive Brussels holiday for next year and save money now.
Brussels - Holiday Destination Information
Key Information: Brussels is the capital city of Belgium, but is also considered to be the capital of Europe due to its very diverse culture. This charming city has so much to offer - from spectacular historical attractions, magnificent architecture, diverse culture and breath-taking art galleries. If you’re looking for a relaxed city break, then Brussels is for you.
Ideal Time to Go: Brussels is known to have a temperate maritime climate, which means that you can expect cool summers and mild winters. The ideal time to take a city break to Brussels is around March and May. These months are outside of the high-season which means cheaper hotel rates. You can also expect these months to provide relatively warm weather. If you want to make the most out of the sun, you should look to book a summer holiday to Brussels around July and August. These are the hottest months and provide consistent amounts of sunshine.
Weather: The temperate maritime climate of Brussels provides relatively cool summers and mild winters. The hottest months are July and August with average temperatures reaching 18°C, whereas the coldest months are January and February with average temperatures dropping to 3°C.
Flight Time: Direct flights to Brussels from the UK can take just over an hour, whereas connecting flights may take longer.
Time Difference: Brussels is 1 hour ahead of UK time.
Currency: Euro (€)
Fun Fact: Brussels is home to the ‘La Grand-Place’ which is the central square. This is also a highly regarded UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Top Tip: Getting around Brussels shouldn’t be a problem due to its highly efficient bus and tram networks. These public transports are connected all over the city which makes it very easy to travel.
Places to Visit on Your Brussels City Break
Brussels is a cosmopolitan city which is shining with spectacular cultural and historical sights. Here are some of our top recommended places to visit during your city break in Brussels:
- Margritte Museum – the Margritte Museum is one of the top museums in Brussels. This museum features a spectacular collection of art by the Belgian Surrealist, René Margritte. If you love art and culture, then this museum is the one place you cannot miss.
- Grote Markt/Grand-Place – the ‘Grand-Place’ is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is also considered to be one of the main attractions in Brussels. Every two years, the Belgian cultivators decorate the square with an intricate flower carpet. The Grand-Place also has a wide range of great bars and cafes.
- Mini-Europe – this is a miniature theme park which is located in Bruparck. This entertainment park features 350 of the iconic monuments in Europe and also features an amusement park and waterpark. This is an ideal location for kids and adults.
How to Get There
Direct flights and connecting flights to Brussels is available all year round at airports across the UK. As Brussels is part or Europe, you can easily find cheap flights at any time of the year.